The beautiful turquoise color of the Oasis yarn gave me the name, Bisbee, of this lovely blouse. Bisbee turquoise is renowned for its beauty and color depth.
The delicate but simple intarsia lace panels form figure-flattering vertical lines. The dainty buttonband details, i cord neckline, waist shaping and softly fluttering sleeve and body hems all combine into a gorgeous feminine sweater that you’ll treasure.
This sweater is worked in pieces from the bottom up then seamed prior to working the 3/4 length sleeves and the bottom hem. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole. The cap is shaped with short rows, then the sleeves are worked in the round.
Waist shaping is easily modified, as decreases and increases occur in the stockinette panels adjacent to the lace panels.
Total length is also easily modified in the hem to armhole area by working even longer prior to hip decreases, by working the waist longer, or by working even longer after the bust increases.
Simple crochet edging is used for the buttonband.
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)in / 76 (86, 96, 107, 117, 127, 137)cm. Wear with 2-3in / 5-7.5cm of ease.
Length: 21½ (21½, 22, 22, 22½, 22½, 23)in / 55 (55, 56, 56, 57, 57, 58.5)cm
MC: Anzula Oasis, 70% Silk, 30% Camel, (375 yds / 343m per 4.02 oz / 114g), 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins, shown in Paradise
CC: Anzula Breeze, 65% Silk, 35% Linen (755 yds / 690m per 4.06 oz / 115g), 1 skein, shown in Toffee
US4 / 3.5mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Additional US4 / 3.5mm needle for three needle bind off
US5 / 3¾wmm DPNs for I cord
US1½ / 2.5mm for hem edgings
Size E crochet hook for edging
26 sts and 36 rows = 4in / 10 cm in St st in Oasis using US4 / 3.5mm needles.
6 sts and 9 rows = 1 in / 2.5cm for lace pattern (blocked) in in Breeze using US4 / 3.5mm needles
(21) ⅜in buttons (buttons shown are JHB International Style 11290 FRSTY ½ BALLS, Pearl Ivory)
thread to match MC, sewing needle
simple lace, simple intarsia, picking up stitches, short rows, simple crochet for button bands, I cord and applied I cord
Thank you to my tech editor, KT Vaughan.